Anna (Anna) G. Eshoo (D-18)

US Representative Anna Eshoo

Anna (Anna) G. Eshoo (D-18)
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Capitol: 202.225.8104
FAX: 202.225.8890
District: 650.323.2984
Representative
Room 272 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0518
698 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
Residence:Atherton, CA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Health
Co-ChairCongressional Internet Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
Co-ChairCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Biodefense Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Wireless Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
Co-ChairPublic Broadcasting Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Co-ChairNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo exemplifies innovation. She's creative, productive, a problem solver and a consensus builder. For over two decades in Congress, Rep. Eshoo has defended consumers, promoted American competitiveness and innovation, fought for access to health care for families and children, protected the environment, and encouraged development of clean energy technology. Rep. Eshoo's work consistently earns the highest approval from a wide range of organizations, including the League of Conservation Voters, the Humane Society, the American Association of University Women, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Science Coalition. The San Jose Mercury News named her one of the ten most powerful women in Silicon Valley "because she sits on committees that oversee the Internet and biotech-areas vital to the valley's interests." In 2017, Rep. Eshoo was awarded the Statesmanship Award by the bipartisan United States Association of Former Members of Congress for her distinguished Congressional service and commitment to improving the lives of others. Committee Leadership Roles On January 15, 2019, the Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to elect Congresswoman Eshoo as the first woman ever to serve as Chair of the Health Subcommittee. Rep. Eshoo has served on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee since 1995, and she previously served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for six years, the first woman in the history of the Subcommittee to serve in a leadership role. Record As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a member of the Health Subcommittee, Rep. Eshoo helped draft portions of the Affordable Care Act to provide comprehensive, affordable health insurance for all Americans, including eliminating lifetime limits in health insurance plans, and she continues to work on strengthening the law. She has written landmark bipartisan legislation to promote the development of new lifesaving cures in biologic drugs; protect patient's genetic information from being used to discriminate against them; modernize how the Food and Drug Administration regulates and approves medical devices; and promote the development of drugs specifically for children. Rep. Eshoo is a champion of a free and open Internet. Her accomplishments include her work as a conferee on the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996, which removed barriers to entry in the telecommunications market; legislation signed into law to ease the nation's growing spectrum shortage; efforts to spur the deployment of broadband in underserved areas; and legislation signed into law to permanently ban state and local taxation of Internet access. Following the tragic losses on September 11th 2001, Rep. Eshoo led the charge in the House to create America's first nationwide, interoperable public safety communications network and to appropriate significant funding for Next Generation 9-1-1 technology for first responders to effectively communicate in the event of an emergency. Rep. Eshoo continues to introduce and support legislation that strengthens federal efforts to help state and local governments transition to NG 9-1-1 technology by providing new federal funding, technical assistance, and training, while ensuring 9-1-1 is kept under state and local control. Rep. Eshoo spearheaded the effort to modernize Caltrain, the spine of the Peninsula's transportation system, and secured over $600 million in federal funding for this critical upgrade. She has also been a tireless supporter of international religious freedom; championed efforts to encourage the next generation of clean energy technology; and promoted safe drinking water for American households. Rep. Eshoo is also a Congressional leader on campaign finance reform, particularly to increase transparency and disclosure in campaign advertisements. Personal Story Rep. Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage. She is the proud mother of two children, Karen and Paul. Eshoo is a graduate of Canada College and the CORO Foundation and was awarded an Honorary Degree by Menlo College. She was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1982 and served on the County Board for ten years before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 12/13/1942
Counties Representing
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz